CicLAvia Events

  • Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    CicLAvia–Heart of LA

    On Sunday, October 10, CicLAvia returns to DTLA and surrounding neighborhoods for our birthday event celebrating over a decade of open streets! Join us as we enjoy 6 miles of open streets at CicLAvia–Heart of LA, presented by Metro. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and spectate; people of all ages and abilities are welcome.

    New to CicLAvia?

    Here are some things to know before you go:

    • CicLAvia is FREE!
    • CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 4pm.
    • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles County.
    • CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish line—begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
    • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out more rules of the route.
    • Only people-powered vehicles allowed. No electric scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, unicycles, motorcycles and other non-people-powered vehicles allowed at CicLAvia. Class 1 e-bike pedal-assist allowed. Class 2 e-bikes allowed when throttle is powered off. Class 3 e-bikes allowed when pedal-assist is powered off. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed. Learn more here.
    • We're closely following LA County Public Health guidelines as we approach the event. Masks are now required on public transit and in all indoor public places in Los Angeles County, as well as at events with over 10,000 attendees. If you forgot your mask we will have complimentary masks available at our Info Booths and of course we have a Branded mask for sale if you want to add one to your collection.

    Questions or Concerns

    For general event information please email us or call 213.355.8500.

    For concerns regarding the Los Angeles street closure permit, contact LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation, and Enforcement Division, Special Events at 213.847.6000. 


    Thank You to Our Partners

    City of Los Angeles Metro  LADWP

    CicLAvia Individual Sponsors 

    And Our Event Sponsors

      Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  

     REI

       Thousand

     

  • Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    10 Years of CicLAvia

    Since 2010, CicLAvia has transformed and engaged communities all across Los Angeles County. Today, CicLAvia is recognized as the nation’s most-skilled producer of car-free street events, connecting Angelenos to each other through a shared sense of adventure.

    Averaging 50,000 people per event, CicLAvia hosts a large and enthusiastic audience of repeat and first-time participants. About 30% at an average CicLAvia event is there for the first time, and another 30% have attended five or more! And they come from all over: from at least 3/4 of every zip code in Los Angeles.

    CicLAvia collaborates with local community organizations, civic leaders, government agencies, and cultural institutions to create events that benefit local communities, while sharing the variety and uniqueness of LA.

    “CicLAvia hasn’t only allowed Angelenos to see the city and its architecture with fresh eyes, it has allowed us to see ourselves with fresh eyes.” 
    – Christopher Hawthorn, Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles

    These events are an incredible boon to public health - in more ways than one. Nearly 50% of those attending CicLAvia for the first time said they would have been at home or otherwise sedentary if they had not come to CicLAvia. 66% of those participating with children said the same thing. And a June 2016 Preventative Medicine Journal article noted that the health benefits of CicLAvia are sound public investments in improving public health.

    The benefits to air quality are staggering: Harmful air pollution (PM 2.5) was reduced by nearly 50% on CicLAvia day along the route — compared to non-CicLAvia days. In the neighborhoods around the route (where streets were open to cars), harmful air emissions were reduced by 12% — compared to non-CicLAvia days.

    CicLAvia has run events in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, activating local community spirit and bringing people a new viewpoint on their own parts of town.